Windies lose Second Test
West Indies were beaten again. This time Australia defeated the Caribbean team by 177 runs in the second Test at the MCG on Tuesday.
Though Captain Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin scored half centuries, the Aussies went on to secure the series two-nil and retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. There's one more Test Match left to be played in the series.
The West Indies batted marginally better than they did in the first innings scoring 282 (11 runs more) in their second innings after Steven Smith's overnight declaration on 179 for three.
Ramdin and Holder added 100 runs for the sixth wicket but the 460 target was too much for the young and inexperienced team.
Mitchell Marsh took four for 61, Lyon three for 85 and James Pattinson two for 49 as the Aussies reduced the Windies to five for 150 shortly after tea.
West Indies lost their final four wickets for 32 runs in ten overs.
Australia 1st Innings: 551/3 (135 Overs). Usman Khawaja 144, Steven Smith 134*, Joe Burns 128, Adam Voges 106; Jerome Taylor 22-2-97-2, Kraigg Brathwaite 18-1-78-1, Jason Holder 22-7-47-0, Carlos Brathwaite 30-3-109-0.
West Indies 1st Innings: 271 All Out (100.3 Overs). Darren Bravo 81, Carlos Brathwaite 59, Rajindra Chandrika 25, Kemar Roach 22; Nathan Lyon 29-8-66-4, James Pattinson 22.3-1-72-4, Peter Siddle 18-3-40-2, Mitchell Marsh 7-4-15-0.
Australia 2nd Innings: 179/3 (32 Overs). Steven Smith 70, Usman Khawaja 56, Mitchell Marsh 18, David Warner 17; Jason Holder 11-1-49-2, Carlos Brathwaite 6-1-30-1, Kemar Roach 4-0-22-0, Jomel Warrican 8-0-47-0.
West Indies 2nd Innings: 282 All Out (88.3 Overs). Jason Holder 68, Denesh Ramdin+ 59, Rajindra Chandrika 37, Kraigg Brathwaite 31; Mitchell Marsh 17.3-2-61-4, Nathan Lyon 23-7-85-3, James Pattinson 17-4-49-2, Peter Siddle 9-2-35-1.
Australia won by 177 runs
Australia 1st Innings 551/3 Declared
West Indies 1st Innings 271 All Out
Australia 2nd Innings 179/3 Declared
West Indies 2nd Innings (Target; 460)
K Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon 31
R Chandrika LBW Pattinson 37
D Bravo c Nevill b Siddle 21
M Samuels c Nevill b Marsh 19
J Blackwood LBW Lyon 20
D Ramdin+ c Nevill b Marsh 59
J Holder* c Hazlewood b Marsh 68
C Brathwaite b Lyon 2
K Roach c Warner b Pattinson 11
J Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh 0
J Warrican not out 4
Total: 282 All Out (88.3 Overs)
Extras: (lb 7, w 1, nb 2) 10
Fall of Wickets: 1-35 (KC Brathwaite, 11.3 ov), 2-83 (Bravo, 33.4 ov), 3-91 (Chandrika, 38.5 ov), 4-118 (Samuels, 50.3 ov), 5-150 (Blackwood, 57.3 ov), 6-250 (Ramdin, 78.3 ov), 7-253 (CR Brathwaite, 79.3 ov), 8-274 (Holder, 86.6 ov), 9-278 (Roach, 87.3 ov), 10-282 (Taylor, 88.3 ov).
Australia 2nd Innings Bowling: J Hazlewood 20-6-40-0 (1nb,1w), J Pattinson 17-4-49-2, N Lyon 23-7-85-3, P Siddle 9-2-35-1, M Marsh 17.3-2-61-4 (1nb), S Smith 2-1-5-0.
Result: Australia won by 177 runs
Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field
Test Debut: Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies)
Player of the Match: Nathan Lyon (Australia)
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
TV Umpire: Ian Gould (England)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)
Reserve Umpire: John Ward